Elderberry for Colds and Flus

In my line of work, flu shots are optional only if you're willing to wear a mask from November to April.  I have two days left to obtain said flu shot, or face the consequences.  Unfortunately, I woke up with a raging sinus headache and the beginnings of what will likely become a congested cough,... Continue Reading →

Calendula – a Magic Flower

Here I sit on this lovely fall afternoon, sipping tea made from the petals of my very own calendula plants.  Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold, is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family which includes daisies and ragweed.  Calendula is native to the Mediterranean region, but grows worldwide...and very easily might I add! The... Continue Reading →

Ashwagandha for Stress Relief

It's been a while...I don't have any excuses, I've just been busy living, researching and doing.  My focus has been elsewhere, although I'm keeping track of all of it for this blog.  Someday, really...I promise... Anyway, on to the ashwagandha.  While shopping online for natural remedies for stress and anxiety, I came across something called... Continue Reading →

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